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Encore: How Military Personnel Transition To Civilian Work

July 27, 2017

Welcome to Encore, brought to you by BoomersPlus! On this weekly show, hosted by Costas Halavrezos, we examine the world of the baby boomers through a variety of exciting avenues. We are joined each week by an expert guest to discuss their field and how it relates to the audience of the boomers.

If you’re a member of Canada’s military whose considering retirement, you might be looking around for part-time work as a civilian. But when you list the skills you learned in the military on a resume, will a potential civilian employer understand them? Tony Goode has some tips on translating those skills on to paper and into a job. He retired after 30 years of commissioned service in the Canadian Navy. During that time, he commanded a number of warships, as well as Training Group Pacific, Fourth Destroyer Squadron and Royal Roads Military College. Today, he’s an associate with CFN Consultants, a defense consulting company. He joins us to discuss the challenges facing military personnel making the switch to civilian work, transferring skills and selling your experience to an employer.


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